Unusual presentation of a primary spinal Burkitt's lymphoma.

  title={Unusual presentation of a primary spinal Burkitt's lymphoma.},
  author={Anja Wilkening and Martin Brack and A. Brandis and Falk Heidenreich and R. Dengler and K Weibetaenborn},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={70 6},
Primary CNS lymphomas are detected with increasing frequency in immunocompetent and immunodeficient persons. Primary involvement of the spinal roots has only rarely been reported. The unusual history is described of a patient with a primary spinal Burkitt's lymphoma initially presenting as an S1 syndrome showing lymphocytic pleocytosis in the CSF, leading to the misdiagnosis of meningoradiculitis. Repeated spinal MRI disclosed a spinal mass lesion and histological and immunohistological… CONTINUE READING


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